Historical Income Tax Rates Analysis Tool

After the More button is information from ReMapping Debate on how you can download (unfortunately Windows-only) a tool that let's you analyze and compare tax rates and taxes paid for any type of filer between 1945 and 2010.  For example, you can see if a married filing jointly household with $75,000 in income would have … Continue reading Historical Income Tax Rates Analysis Tool

Bankers vs. Democratic Finance at The Constitutional Convention

I'm cross-posting the following with permission from New Deal 2.0.  This should be of particular interest to students of American history. Our current struggles and political battles over the relative power and influence of banks and the monied class vs. ordinary citizens, workers, and small businesses, most of whom are dependent on sources of financial … Continue reading Bankers vs. Democratic Finance at The Constitutional Convention

History of Full Employment Efforts

Victor Quirk, an associate of Bill Mitchell of the BillyBlog provides a very long, but very readable history of English-tradition legislative efforts to promote full employment here.  The story begins all the way back in 1536.  An excellent and informative read for any history buff. A long excerpt below the fold: In 1536, for example, … Continue reading History of Full Employment Efforts